Your Guide to Moving House

Below you will find some helpful tips and advice from the Army Ants team to make sure your relocation goes as smoothly as it possibly can. Don't forget that you can also contact us for
professional friendly help and advice regarding your move!

3 - 4 weeks before your move

  • Notify your bank or building society, credit card companies and store card providers that
    you are moving and give them all the necessary information they will need
  • Contact mobile phone companies, telephone, cable, satellite and internet service
    providers and notify them of your new address and the date you are moving
  • Inform your neighbours that you are moving and let them know the removal date
  • Start the packing / de-cluttering process if you are doing it yourselves
  • Notify your child's existing school that they will be leaving and then contact their new
  • Contact all relevant insurance providers
  • If you are moving away from your local area contact your doctors, dentists and opticians
    then re-register in your new area
  • Notify your local council in both your current area and your new area that you are moving
    with regards to council tax

1 - 2 weeks before your move

  • Contact TV licensing and notify them that you are moving
  • Notify all utility providers

3 days before your move

  • Pack a large bag with useful items that you may need on the day of your removal, for
    example a first aid kit, nappies, tea bags, knives and forks, candles, torch etc
  • If there is any dismantling of furniture you should have pre-arranged this with your move
    coordinator. If you are doing it yourselves then please make sure that you keep all screws
    and fixings in a safe place.
  • Make sure that you have arranged to have all appliances disconnected by a professional
  • All freezers should be defrosted unless discussed with your move coordinator
  • Pack your jewellery and important documents in a safe place, remember to take them
    with you and keep them secure on removal day
  • All boxes should be taped shut and labelled correctly, FRAGILE etc

1 day before your move

  • Park your car outside your house in readiness for the removal vehicle to arrive tomorrow
    or arrange with the local authorities to have bays suspended. We will need to have adequate
    space for our removals vehicles.

Moving Day

  • Keep all important documents and items on your person
  • Before the removal crew set off for your new destination make sure you have checked the
    house thoroughly to make sure nothing has been left

Most Important of All

  • DONT PACK THE KETTLE!!! (Removals can be thirsty work...)


For any further help and advice please do not hesitate to contact us or request a Callback


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